Category: Government

Five areas are the focus of my attention and interest.

Overall principles, Constitution, Economic Policy, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Education K-12 Minimum Goals

Reaching for the stars. Young girl seeming limitless possibilities

It takes some hubris to suggest changing in education K-12 with 3 million teachers working their best in the field, but K-12 education is not doing well. Also I want to understand more clearly the conflict between Trump’s Secretary of Education and public school systems. General education, kindergarten through 12th grade, should develop all students…

Two Campaign and Two Political Changes

People sitting around a large table counting votes by hand

The difficult campaign and election that we went through last year revealed that changes are needed. Both candidates declined to give important information. Various forms of interference occurred for which no Constitutional redress exists. Constitutional Amendment We need an amendment to nullify any election when the effect of fraud and foreign interference is greater than…

The Future of News Media

Newspaper Rollers with equipment beyond

Should news media change to a different format to reach more viewers? Most newspapers and TV news shows are losing audience and advertisers. Are they header for extinction? They have taken the road of being commentators without great success. Fox Media comes to mind as the lonely exception. Role There is a news role that…

Impact Personhood at Conception

What impact could a legal opinion that personhood begins at conception have? In my state the likelihood of such an amendment has always been small, but recent political events make even the strangest probabilities possible. Personhood Amendment Let’s consider the text of the Colorado proposed amendment of 2014, which was voted down. Shall there be…

Scapegoating – Advantages and Disadvantages

Scapegoating. Ostrich with head in the sand. Ignoring reality

Scapegoating – I’m talking about blaming an entire group of people for the acts of a few of the members in the group. Muslims and Mexicans have been recently used as scapegoats. Two problems in the US are acts of terrorism and weakness in the economy. It’s convenient to blame the problems on Muslims and…

Current Immigration Crisis and Islamic Civil War

Sunni and Shia in a tug-of-war

No one (except terrorists) believe we should allow immigration of likely terrorists into our country. The question arises in the interpretation of likely. Our mass media (NY Times, Fox, Washington Post, Huffington Post, etc) should present a running total showing  terrorist violence to date. It shows that terrorism results primarily from the Islamic Civil War.…

Another Ball in the Air

What strategy do you use if you are overwhelmed? When I hear a hare-brained project proposed by a politician, it reminds me of a scheme an old boss of mine, another ball in the air.

Election Thoughts

Presidential Candidate Requirements Some thoughts about presidential elections to ensure we have adequate information to make informed selections. • Must release the results of a current physical exam by an objective physician. Only major impediments to the strenuousness of the duties • Must release the results of a current psychological exam by an objective physician.…

Evaluating Trump – A Baker Dozen Questions

Economics Do you care that his economic proposals will increase the national debt by trillions? Do you believe that his proposed change in trade policies will restore manufacturing jobs lost in prior decades rather than start a tariff war hurting all countries? Temperament Do his habit of grade school verbal insults, instead of answering questions,…

Conspiracy Theory Feature

Definition Conspiracy theory from Merriam-Webster. A theory that explains an event or situation as the result of a secret plan by usually powerful people or groups. Feature A theory relies on a string of events, some of unknown probability. A conspiracy theory treats new information in a unique way. When an explanation is given for…